This black body strap with 19 new solid-brass bells was adapted from design #59 sold by Starr Bros. Bell Co. in 1915. The bells evenly graduate from a small bell at each end to a large bell in the middle.
You can order the strap with a set of bells in one of three size groupings:
- Small set with #2 (1 1/4") bells at the ends and a #11 (2 3/8") center bell. The bells in this set are numbered #2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2.
- Medium set with #4 (1 1/2") bells at the ends and a #13 (2 5/8") center bell. The bells are numbered #4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4.
- Large set with #6 (1 3/4") bells at the ends and a #15 (2 7/8") center bell. The bells are numbered #6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6.
The strap is 1 1/2 inches wide and about 89 inches (7 ft 5 in) long from the buckle at one end to the tip of the billet at the other. When buckled, this strap will make a loop from 79 to 84 inches around to fit around the body of an average-sized horse, full-bodied cobs, and some large ponies.
The strap will also fit nicely over the shoulder of an average sized Santa and can be used for display and Christmas-time fun in the home.
We make each sturdy bell strap from black USA-tanned bridle leather. The strap has a full leather lining, so the backside of this piece is smooth leather to protect your horse and harness (or your wall or door). The lining, buckle, and "keeper loops" are all stitched for durability. We fasten the bells onto their strap with solid-brass bell pins. These pins are large, sturdy, and properly designed to see decades of use on horses.
Strap will be made with new solid-brass petal bells and buckle in a gold finish. More about our bells...
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